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equality, fairness, resonates very much with obama care argument. this was not something you heard the president talk about in a folsom way during the campaign. >> is that true? i felt like this was one of the themes of the campaign. >> he gave that speech in kansas, in late 2011 he struck these themes. a lot of the conversation that took place in the campaign wasn't necessarily around this and certainly not around this issue with any great specificity. i think there's a lot of political upside with the president on this. he was at an event with administration officials and they think this is a winning issue. >> congressman, i want to talk to you about the political calculus here. as this conversation has become less a grassroots dialogue and more a mainstream conversation, which is to say we are talking about the minimum wage in a way that i am very happy to announce is not the way we've been talking about it, which is substantively and a belief change may happen in the coming months. what has the reaction been with republican colleagues in congress as this conversation has gone o
the politics of supporting obama care and the ideological tension on the right, whether you should tax wealthy people to finance, subsidize poor people is going to come into conflict with constituent issues. should we be shuttering that don't help, trauma victims and so on. i can't imagine that the firewall is set at 24 states that refuse expansion. some of them are going to crumble. you definitely could see this kind of system that extends in perpetuity where a lot of places just kind of leave these 5 million people and others in the lurch. >> doctor, one last one before we go. when a hospital loses funding, cut back services, shut their doors, do people who go to the hospital, is the community aware of the dynamics here, why this is happening? are hospitals doing their part to help to educate people as far as what's going on with this? >> they are. they are working hard to let people know what the dynamic is. part of the debate has to be not just about hospitals and governors but the business communities in these places saying if we're going to be competitive, if we're doing to have a strong
you'd do differently to give them a better shot. if you still don't like obama care, and i know you don't, even though it's built on market-based ideas of choice and competition in the private sector, then you should explain how exactly you'd cut costs and cover more people and make insurance more secure. you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for not just what you're against. [ applause ] that way we can have a vigorous and meaningful debate. that's what the american people deserve. that's what the times demand. it's not enough anymore to just say we should get our government out of the way and let the unfettered market take care of it. for our experience tells us that's just not true. look, i've never believed that government can solve every problem or should. and neither do you. we know that ultimately our strength is grounded in our people, individuals out there striving, working, making things happen. it depends on community, a rich and generous sense of community. that's at the score of what happens here every day. you understand that turning back rising ine
access to obama health care site as well. >> we put all those congressmen on the same kind of health care the rest of us have to have, i think there would be a lot quicker reform. >> in fact maybe ted cruz would not be railing so hard against it if he didn't have his wife's $40,000 a year cadillac -- whatever it is, however much it cost. >> both parties should take their party convention toss detroit. >> great call. >> harold ford guess the last piece of advice on the show. >> following capehart's lead. >> thank you to my raucous panel. that is all for now. i'll see you back tomorrow at noon eastern. "andrea mitchell reports" is coming up next. >>> i'm meteorologist bill karins. on this tuesday travel problems in the northern plains and northern rockies. a major winter storm. first the snow and then the cold will be following behind it. be careful areas like denver, a snowstorm on the way later tonight and tomorrow. same for minneapolis. that cold air will make it all the way to texas with icy conditions by thursday. if you're seeing spots before your eyes... it's time... for aveeno® pos
with president obama. there are those that have said that no matter what, he can do whatever it is miraculous, we are determined to have his demise. and we don't care if the country itself is shut down, government, whatever. i think that's the big difference in the opposition they faced is the commitment to the country over your party's position. >> one lesson, i think, from mandela's example for president obama, for any leader, mandela never ceded the moral high ground. he always kept the moral high ground. and i believe that was in part his nature, and i believe that was in part a calculation that in the end, morality would work out. in the end the arc of history would bend toward moral justice. and i think that's a lesson. >> i don't think it's just the republicans that create the difference there. mandela in his one term, he was okay at managing the economy, okay at managing crime, not so great managing corruption. as eugene says, what he really stepped forward was his moral vision. he was a brilliant communicator. we expected that of obama. obama, in fact, has not been as president as brilli
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